Joglland, Austria: we say hills, but you might say mountains

The Joglland is a densely-forested region in Styria, and it’s packed with excellent singletracks. The terrain is categorised as “Mittelgebirge” in German, which translates as “medium mountain range”: serious hills, with some low mountains, but generally not high enough to get above the treeline.

Riding here means a constant up and down on a combination of trails and forestry roads – mainly singletracks for the downhill sections. But not all the climbs will be pedal-powered; we’ll also be using the minivan at certain points.

We’ll be getting to know the unique culinary traditions of this charming region, including applegrowing and winemaking. There’ll also be a visit to a distillery that produces edelbrand (the local firewater), with a tasting session and the opportunity to obtain a little Styrian something to take home with you. You can be sure of excellent food at the hotel, and the culinary side of things will be rounded off with a relaxing barbecue lunch by an ancient water mill.

There are several trails to choose from. Depending on the weather, we choose our routes at the evening before or on short notice in the mornings, also taking the abilities and preferences of the group into account.

Where we go ...

Price includes

  • 3 nights halfboard at Angererhof in Anger. The second dinner will be a barbecue at an ancient water mill.
  • All minibus transfers
  • Qualified bike guide(s) from Pfadkundig for three days.

Not included

  • Personal travel to/from the meeting point
  • Lunch
  • Drinks during the evening meal

The difficulty of the trails in the Joglland will mainly be around S2. That means you can expect routes featuring rocks and tree roots that require a good sense of which line to ride. Some tight bends and relatively high, but rideable, steps plus fairly frequent sections at S3 (higher steps or otherwise particularly challenging terrain).

Anger bei Weiz is easily reachable by public transportation. We can pick you up at a local train station or at Graz main train station, only 40 km away.

  • Wellmaintained mountainbike: enduro full suspension with at least 130 mm suspension travel. There are long climbs involved, an Enduro with more than 160 mm of travel makes no sense.
  • MTBspecific protective clothing (helmet, eyewear, gloves, knee protectors, other body protectors if available)
  • Waterproof gear and multiple changes of clothing
  • Rucksack for day rides (drinks bottle, spare inner tube, pump, energy bars, lights for riding on the road, …)
  • Appropriate and sufficient spare parts.

There's a well-assorted bike shop near our hotel if you need anything.

A detailed kit list will be provided after booking.

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Bookings deadline

Unless otherwise stated, all our trips need to be booked at least two weeks before the day of departure. At that point it will be ascertained whether the minimum number of participants has been reached and the trip is able to take place.

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